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White Cannondale

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Brand: CannondaleColor:WhiteStolen in Portland, OR 97202Stolen:2010-11-27Stolen From: My front Porch. At 17th and KnappOwner: Michael DePaulOwnerEmail: mdepaul@lclark.eduDescription: It's a white cannondale. It has two different tires. one is black and new, the other has green stripes and is older. there are half clips on the pedals.
It has blue handlebar tapeThis registrant does not have proof [...]

Oregon legislative proposal would overhaul citation fines, procedures

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

On December 8th, a committee of the Oregon State Legislature will hold a public hearing on a new legislative concept* that would make significant changes in the fees and legal procedures enacted when you receive a traffic citation (or any other type of citation).
Legislative Concept 364 (LC 364, PDF here) has been in [...]

A few late, great additions to BikeCraft

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

BikeCraft just keeps getting better and better. We're very excited for this weekend as the venue (former Dept. of Skateboarding indoor skatepark at 15 NE Hancock), the vendors, and all the other details are coming together beautifully.
I'll be posting more about BikeCraft throughout the week, but right now I want to update on what [...]

Pushing the boundaries: Oregon Manifest will team with top design firms

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

New for 2011, Oregon Manifest will team with Core77 on'Creative Collaborations'.

What if you paired a small, custom bike builder with a world-class product design firm? That's the experiment that organizers of the Oregon Manifest event plan to carry out during their event next year. Details of the 2011 Oregon Manifest were unveiled yesterday [...]

BTA will use 2011 legislative session as chance to "rebuild support"

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

"We are coming out of a legislative session that really hurt us, so we need to rebuild our core support and rebuild our base in order to be able to pass something... particularly fighting the backlash and hatred that some folks feel about bicycles." — Rob Sadowsky, BTA Executive Director

With the 2011 Oregon legislative session [...]

Fiberglass manufacturing facility on Springwater Trail will be subject of DEQ hearing

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The Springwater Corridor Trail with McClure Industries in the background.(Photo: Howie Oakes)

A fiberglass product manufacturing facility that emits a hazardous air pollutant and is located adjacent to the Springwater Corridor Trail in Southeast Portland will be the subject of a public hearing on Wednesday. At issue is renewal of the Oregon Department of Environmental [...]

Pedal People: Jude Kirstein of Epic Wheel Works

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Jude Kirstein in her shop.(Photo © Russ Roca)

The latest episode of our ongoing Pedal People series features Jude Kirstein of Epic Wheel Works. Jude launched her custom wheel building business back in March of 2009. Since then, her business — which she runs out of a small shop in Southeast Portland — has [...]

Cyclocross Tip: Hire your own pit mechanic

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The big US Gran Prix of Cyclocross comes to Portland this weekend and local mechanic Jason Pfeifer wants to be your mechanic. Pfeifer — the man behind SimpleBicycle.com, a service we mentioned back in August — is now offering professional pit mechanic services to anyone who's competing.
Pfeifer has extensive experience wrenching in cyclocross races. [...]

The Monday Roundup

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Touring on a Brompton; a must-read travelogue from a local bike shop owner.(Photo: Todd Fahrner)

Here's the news that caught our eye this week:
- Pittsburgh has announced that the city's transit service will be cut by a whopping 35%, eliminating 47 routes and leaving 15,000 riders without a bus to catch; an estimated 9,000 more cars [...]

Maroon 21.5 Univega Activa Hybrid

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Brand: UnivegaModel: Activa HybridColor:Maroon 21.5Serial:50208473Stolen in Portland, OR 97214Stolen:2010-11-28Stolen From: 3308 E BurnsideNeighborhood: Near East PortlandOwner: Patrick ShortOwnerEmail: portland@comedysportz.comReward: yesDescription: Hybrid. Shimano brakes. 21 speed. Decals from Community Cycling Center and a bike store from Iowa on the frame.
Thief left a purple women's mountain bike; police have that.Police record with: Portland PDPolice reference#: 10-98171This registrant [...]

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